The 2018 James Beard Award Foundation finalists were announced today, and several chefs, bartenders and restaurants that the AJC has written about over the past year are in the running for one of the biggest culinary honors in the country. Read on to find out more about some of the nominees.
2018 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards finalists
Banchan, tradtional Korean side dishes, surround the in-table grill at ARI Korean Steakhouse. / CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
AJC food writer Wyatt Williams is a finalist for a MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for a story published in Oxford American. Read some of his recent restaurant reviews:
A hidden Buckhead destination for Jamaican fare
Italian gone awry at Bar Americano in Buckhead
Bluetop offers Americana with unexpected style
Korean BBQ meets steakhouse style at Ari
Barbecue, bourbon — and grain bowls at Loyal Q
2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards
Miles Macquarrie mixes classic cocktails at the Kimball House in Decatur. / AJC file photo
Outstanding Bar Program
Read about finalist Kimball House:
Kimball House owners to open seafood concept at Krog Street Market
Where to find oyster happiness at half price
Kimball House has old-fashioned charm
Add decadence with champagne and caviar
Best Chef: Southeast
Read about finalist Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah:
Savannah chef fosters legacy of Southern food dame Edna Lewis
20 of the most influential black chefs in the South
Learn hoe to make Mashama Bailey’s braised lamb shoulder
Read about finalist Katie Button of Nightshade in Asheville:
Meet Katie Button, whose book makes Spanish cuisine accessible to home cooks
Best Chef: West
Read about finalist Jessica Koslow of Sqirl in Los Angeles:
Sqirl chef got her start in Atlanta
James Beard Foundation Book Award finalists
Read reviews of ‘Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots’ by Matt Jennings and ‘The Lost Kitchen’ by Erin French.
Baking and Desserts
Read reviews of ‘BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts’ by Stella Parks and ‘Sweet’ by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh.
Jim Meehan. Photo credit: Kristen Mendiola
Read reviews of ‘3-ingredient Cocktails’ by Robert Simonson and ‘Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit’ by Emma Janzen, and get tips for entertaining and drink recipes from Jim Meehan, author of ‘Meehan’s Bartender Manual’.
We talk with Christopher Kimball, author of ‘Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking’, and review Melissa Clark’s ‘Dinner: Changing the Game’ and Samin Nosrat’s ‘Salt, Fat, Acid Heat’.
Read a review of ‘Nopalito’ by Gonzalo Guzman and Stacy Adimando.
Reference, History, and Scholarship
Read our review of ‘Peppers of the Americas’ by Maricel E. Presilla.
The Pho Cookbook, by Andrea Nguyen
Read our review of ‘The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam’s Favorite Soup and Noodles’ by Andrea Nguyen.
Read our reviews of ‘The Book of Greens’ by Jenn Louis with Kathleen Squires, ‘Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables’ by Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg and ‘In My Kitchen’ by Deborah Madison
2018 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards finalists
We talk with Pati Jinich, host of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’, about ‘growing and evolving’ Mexican cuisine.
Atlanta still in contention for a 2018 James Beard Foundation Award
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